Whenever one of our favorite 90's stars celebrates a birthday, here at OKMagazine.com we celebrate in the best way possible—with embarrassing-yet-adorable pics of the birthday person circa 1998. It's fun for us to get all nostalgic like we did with James Van Der Beek and Freddie Prinze Jr. and the ultimate 90's heartthrob, Taylor Hanson!

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But enough about them. Today is Reese Witherspoon's 37th birthday, so obviously we're going to take a stroll down memory lane and remember Reese pre Oscars win, pre Jim Toth and pre being BFF with Chelsea Handler. Here's our three favorite Reese timeframes, and we know we can't be wrong about this:

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Here, when Reese was still pretty unknown but just so cute. Doesn't her daughter, Ava, look EXACTLY like Reese in this pic?

This is AVA, by the way:

This time circa 2001, when Legally Blonde came out and Elle Woods became the envy of everyone everywhere.

And lastly, the era of Reese and Ryan. Like, that entire time. RIP, guys.

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Do you prefer older Reese movies or her new ones? Got anything to wish her today on her 37th birthday? Tweet us @OKMagazine and let us know!


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